Activity Organiser (Fixed Term Contract)
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Colten Companion / Activity Organiser (Maternity Cover) - Up To £500 Welcome Bonus
Based at Braemar Lodge on the outskirts Salisbury, this inviting home is just a five minutes bus ride from the historic centre and well connected to public transport for surrounding areas
Up to £11.92 per hour, including enhancements
24 hours per week. The hours of our Colten Companions are typically spread across the week (with alternate weekend working) with varied shift patterns spanning across the day from breakfast clubs through to early evening activities all designed around the resident who is at the heart of all that we do.
This is a fixed term contract covering maternity leave until January 2023
Joining the team as a 'Colten Companion' (Activity Organiser / Activity Co-ordinator / Support Worker), ensures that the residents of our care home can look forward to a calendar of meaningful activities that contribute to their overall wellbeing.
The Activities / Companionship role is very rewarding. You will be responsible for co-ordinating a rolling calendar of entertainment within the home that includes: planning and delivering games, quizzes, arts and crafts; arranging days out on the minibus; booking outside entertainers and organising fundraising and themed events. Activities can be of any size from 'whole home events' through to smaller group activities and quiet, one to one sessions and your role is to organise and run these events as per the rota, to meet our residents' needs.
You will actively encourage involvement with community groups, inviting people into the home to join us on occasions such as gala functions, raffles, fetes, coffee mornings and other sponsored activities. The role is fun and varied; no two days are the same and you will be making a positive difference to the physical and intellectual wellbeing of residents in your care.
As someone who enjoys bringing sunshine into the lives of older people you will love to organise events and activities and have a happy, friendly disposition. You’ll be a committed, caring and patient person who shares our goal of delivering excellence in person centred care. You will feel confident being in front of groups of people, providing group entertainment and equally happy to participate in one-to-one activities.
In this role, we look for personal qualities that match our company values: friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest. Other essential qualities are about being flexible and approachable, with excellent communication skills and a good level of computer and keyboard skills.
A relevant qualification or experience in entertainment / performance is desirable but not essential.
We will support you with ongoing development, in a team-based community, with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector.
Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:
- Up to £500 Welcome Bonus (terms apply)
- Paid breaks
- We offer truly competitive rates of pay plus excellent enhancements
- Support with studies and diploma qualifications (depending on job role)
- Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
- You’ll be trained to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
- We provide fantastic homely environments
- Work with friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals
- Offer real career progression opportunities
- Reward you for recommending others to work for Colten Care
- We annually review salaries and hourly pay rates
- Additional hours / overtime opportunities
- Hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu
- Free uniforms provided
- Contributory pension scheme
- Background checks at no cost to you
Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed nursing homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex.
We have 7 rated services as ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide luxury residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.
We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approach to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’